This course aims to equip you with the skills to provide safe, high-quality care to clients in a range of settings under supervision. You may gain employment in a range of direct client care settings including hospitals and aged care facilities. It provides an excellent foundation for studies in allied health, aged care, disability and nursing.
- Applications are processed through Mount Barker campus, however, study is a blend of online learning and attendance at workshop delivery for some units. Workshops are held at various campus locations in both metropolitan and regional areas. To complete this course you must have access to an internet enabled computer (e.g. at home or local library). You'll be supported & guided in your learning through interaction with skilled lecturers who will be in regular contact.
Nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, orderly, theatre support, ward assistant, wardsperson, ward support.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, healthy body systems, infection prevention and control, workplace safety, medical terminology and organisation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units plus at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency must be completed.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession